Caroline Rabbat, the director of High Risk, Faculty Support & Mental Health in the Faculty of Arts & Science, and the director of the Centre for Graduate Mentorship & Supervision at the School of Graduate Studies has been honoured with the President’s Excellence Award for Distinguished Excellence.
Established in 2021, the President’s Excellence Award is part of the University of Toronto’s Pinnacle Awards Program, which recognizes exceptional contributions by administrative staff and librarians. The President’s Excellence Award complements the Chancellor’s Leadership Award.
At the Faculty of Arts & Science, Rabbat has navigated and case-managed a series of high-profile and high-risk matters and mitigated, responded to and provided informal resolution to myriad issues involving students, staff and faculty members.
And at the newly created Centre for Graduate Mentorship & Supervision, Rabbat has been a leader in the development of the centre’s service delivery model and in all its programming and activities. She has provided conflict resolution, consulting, training and coaching services to students and faculty members who experienced a breakdown in a context of graduate supervision. Additionally, she played a lead role in the work that formed the basis for recommendations underlying the Presidential & Provostial Task Force on Student Mental Health.
During her time at the University, Rabbat has consistently demonstrated a superior client-centred and personalized approach and has taken great strides to make the University a truly caring place. She has clearly demonstrated her strong commitment to community engagement and University citizenship and contributed in significant ways to cross-University initiatives that have defined U of T now and will for years to come.
The President’s Excellence Awards are aligned under the University’s broader Awards of Excellence Program.